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Memorial Day Weekend Brings Big Crowd To Presque Isle

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After Erie's long, cold and brutal winter, the weather is finally improving and the unofficial start of summer is here. The water may be a little cold for swimming, but with plenty to do at Presque Isle, the park is booming with visitors from all over.

"I actually came up here from West Virginia," said Melissa Sayer. "I'm visiting family, they're all from Erie." "Everytime we come here, she has to walk the peninsula," said Michelle Healy, Melissa's sister. "Because when you're from Erie, you do miss it. It's just beautiful."

Charles and Ana Mae Victoria make the drive from Pittsburgh to take in the scenery at Presque Isle at least three times a year.

"We've been coming here for 57 years. We spent our honeymoon in Erie," said the Victoria's. "It's just a beautiful scenery all down here all the way to the end. It's nine miles of beautiful going out into the bay."

Bicyclists, runners, and rollerbladers headed down the peninsula trail, while others kicked off the three-day weekend  breaking out the fishing rods and beach towels to soak up a little sun.

"I actually love it. It's very quiet, it's a peaceful place, the beach is beautiful and I love listening to the waves and enjoying the sunshine," said Kelli Dax.

The beaches at Presque Isle are open daily from 10:00 to 7:30 p.m.
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